Clash Of The Titans

Gates Rehearses His Smile for His D.C. Debut

This week, the $40 billion man, BILL GATES, will testify for the first time before Congress. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to address Microsoft's allegedly anticompetitive practices, Gates will try to bury the impression that he disdains the "other" Washington and its institutions. To help mask his well-known contempt, Gates, who has complained that committee chairman ORRIN HATCH has targeted him, has been rehearsing his testimony in front of a "murder board" of advisers. Gates will also subject himself to a day of glad handing, pleading the company's case in one-on-one meetings with Senators, including majority leader TRENT LOTT.


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